Poetry Reading: Gillian Conoley and Annelyse Gelman
Poetry readings by Gillian Conoley and Annelyse Gelman, followed by a reception/signing.
Open to the public. All attendees are required to RSVP in advance; please click here.
While NYU has ended COVID-19 related restrictions and policies, we continue to remind and recommend to members of the NYU community that they stay up-to-date on their boosters, they stay home if they feel sick, and masks are always welcome.
The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Gillian Conoley is a poet, editor, and translator. Her new collection is Notes from the Passenger with Nightboat Books May 2023. The author of ten collections of poetry, Conoley received the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and was awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. A Little More Red Sun on the Human, also with Nightboat, won the 39th annual Northern California Book Award in 2020. Conoley’s translations of three books by Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken, appearing in English for the first time, is with City Lights. Conoley’s work often addresses the failure of democracy, the relationship between spirit and matter, individual and state, metaphysics, gender and race, story and song. Her new collection investigates how system collapse might lead to a new space-time continuum. Conoley has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Denver, Vermont College, Tulane University, and Sonoma State University. A long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, founder and editor of VOLT magazine, Conoley has collaborated with installation artist Jenny Holzer, composer Jamie Leigh Sampson, and Butoh dancer Judith Kajuwara.
Photo via Gillian Conoley
Annelyse Gelman is the author of the artist’s monograph POOL (NECK Press, 2020); the EP About Repulsion (Fonograf Editions, 2019); and the poetry collection Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone (Write Bloody, 2014). Her second book of poems Vexations (University of Chicago Press, 2023) was selected by Aracelis Girmay and Solmaz Sharif to receive the 2022 James Laughlin Award. Gelman founded and directs Midst, a digital publishing platform focused on capturing, sharing, and exploring the drafting and editing processes of contemporary poets.
Photo by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti